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“Fascinating place”

American Sign Museum
Ranked #6 of 174 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace our walls and tell amazing stories, especially when told by our founder and avid collector Tod. Take a trip down memory lane and visit us in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati!
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fascinating place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We arrived slightly late for tour but were allowed to join in with the founder going round- so glad we did, added greatly to visit.
What an interesting guy, answered all questions including things about funding and the business manager also let us see new area they have got with unrestored signs. Stayed 2hours and then it closed! Definitely worth a visit, do the tour.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank RhapsodyAngel
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Mason, Ohio
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Loved all the nostalgia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

I really like the setting, just a fun place to lay back and remember the old days. Like a walk down memory lane.

Visited October 2012
Thank Linda H
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Take the guided tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We followed the advice of Trip Advisor reviews and took the guided tour, it was great. Really made sense of the displays as he described sign making from around the turn of the century to the 70's. Really fascinating and enjoyable, highly recommend a visit.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank BandRfl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

A ' must see' in Cincinnati. It's an art museum of signs. We were lucky to get there just in time to join the 2pm guided tour and it was well worth it. Todd was a mine of information and knowledge about the signs and the history of signs and really engaging. It's not a big 'museum' and the tour took us about an hour. The signs are really cool and there is quite a wide variety of them. They just moved to this new location a year ago. It would be a really great place to have an event. Plenty of parking and a small gift shop.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Jennie S
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Aylmer, Canada
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Here's your sign”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you are ever in the Cincinnati area and have an hour or two of free time, visit the American Sign Museum. You won't be disappointed. But a word of warning. Take the guided tour. Without it, the museum is just a building with a lot of neat signs. With the tour, the collection comes to life and the exhibits have a natural flow and progression. Todd, the museum's creator, gives the tour and, wow, does he know his stuff! As a bonus, at the end of the tour, we visited a shop in the same building that crafted neon signs. All in all, a very enjoyable morning that I would highly recommend to everyone.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank BBerry68
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